The Music Settlement at University Circle has announced details of its new Ohio City campus at West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue, which is slated to open in the late summer of 2018.
The campus will incorporate all three of The Music Settlement’s artistic centers, providing music instruction, music therapy, and early childhood education on the first floor of the development.
“We chose to base our west-side operations in Ohio City for three primary reasons: the convenient location to the BOP STOP, the outstanding accessibility to the public, and the remarkable growth and neighborhood revitalization that is underway,” said Patricia Camacho Hughes, interim president of The Music Settlement.
“The donation of the BOP STOP to the Settlement in late 2013 was our primary motivation to establish the west-side campus, for the ideal opportunities for joint programming and cross-promotion,” Hughes continued. “Additionally, our new campus is easily accessible for both cars and public transit; our new location has a secured parking lot and student drop-off area, and the RTA has bus stops on the westbound and eastbound corners of West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue and also in front of the BOP STOP.”
The largest portion of the new campus will allow the TMS Center for Early Childhood to expand its preschool and day school programs to the west side of Cleveland and its western suburbs.
“This new campus will feature six early childhood classrooms, plus a multipurpose room, a dance studio, a science lab, a library, a secure playground, and a large-muscle room so children can move indoors during inclement weather,” said Hughes.
Music and Music Therapy Offerings
In addition to the early childhood classrooms, the new campus will include instruction rooms that can be utilized by the Settlement’s Center for Music and Center for Music Therapy.
“We will have two music therapy suites with observation rooms for families and clinicians to observe sessions without interrupting the interaction between client and therapist,” Hughes said. “The new location will also include six ensemble rooms for students in the Center for Music, as well as a computer lab.”